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Avionics Technician

Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Technical Operations - Air Services Branch
Ottawa (Ontario)
EL-06 - ETEC–06
$85,466 to $105,914

For further information on the organization, please visit Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Closing date: 11 July 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

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The RCMP Air Services is a national program providing airborne law enforcement consisting of the policy centre (Air Services Branch) in Ottawa at National Headquarters and divisional air sections. Air Services has 35 aircraft (mix of fixed- and rotary-wing) at 19 air sections strategically located across the country. Air Services employs 190 employees including Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Flight Coordinators and Tactical Flight Officers.

Air Services is looking for Avionics Technicians (AME-E) for positions in Ottawa to perform maintenance on its fleet of aircraft. The Avionics Technicians report to the Avionics Manager and her/his duties include:
- Performing the scheduled and unscheduled avionics and mission systems related maintenance, inspection and repair of the fixed- and/or rotary-wing aircraft;
- Performing avionics installation;
- Completing all aircraft technical records and maintenance releases;
- Other duties related to the position

Work environment

The position is located at the Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. The position requires an in-person presence and hybrid work will not be an option.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff one position in Ottawa (Ontario) on an indeterminate basis, with a linguistic profile of English Essential and a Top Secret security clearance.

A pool of candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions within the RCMP across Canada on an indeterminate or specified period (including term, acting, or assignment) basis, with various linguistic profiles and various RCMP security clearances.

Should a Civilian Member (CM) be found qualified and selected for appointment, the appointment will not result in a change of status to the Public Service (PS) category for the CM.


Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

A secondary school diploma; and
Completion of an acceptable training program in electronics technology or the employer-approved alternative.

Degree equivalency

A valid Category E aircraft maintenance engineering (AME) license issued by Transport Canada.

*Significant experience working as a E licensed Avionic Technician;
Experience in the installation and maintenance of avionics systems on aircraft, or experience in the maintenance of avionics components on the bench.

*Significant is generally defined as around three (3) years.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Graduation from a Transport Canada approved Avionic Maintenance Technician Program;
Experience in using a computer interface to troubleshoot avionic system malfunctions;
Experience working with a maintenance tracking and recording software;
Experience in wiring diagram design or generating wiring diagram.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of avionics system maintenance and repair techniques;
Knowledge of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and the Quality Assurance Program;
Knowledge of maintenance of fixed or rotary wing aircraft, as it relates to avionics systems;

Ability to work independently and in a team;
Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot complex avionics systems installed on various aircraft types;
Ability to communicate effectively orally;
Ability to communicate effectively in writing;

Planning and Organizing;
Willingness to learn;
Effective interpersonnel skills.

Conditions of employment

Enhanced Reliability Status with Top Secret security clearance;
Possession of a valid driver’s license;
Possession of a valid Transport Canada Category E license;
Willingness and ability to spend long hours on travel status with disruption of regular time off.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

A written exam may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

You must provide proof of education credentials. If you obtained your degree outside Canada, it is your responsibility to demonstrate its equivalence, please take a look at the following link for more information:

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and/or application form.

If a qualified candidate has been selected and appointed on an indeterminate basis from the established pool, they will be removed from the pool. If a candidate is selected for a specified period (including term, acting, or assignment/secondment) appointment, they will remain in the pool for future offers.

Our means of communication with applicants is via e-mail. Please ensure to include a functional e-mail address, which will accept messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mails). It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

You will be required to answer screening questions to demonstrate how you meet the Essential Qualifications (Education and all Essential Experiences).

When answering the screening questions, it is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current or past responsibilities. Rather, you must provide concrete examples of tasks you have accomplished with significant details to explain the WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and HOW you acquired each qualification.

For each experience criteria, please provide the following information:

1- Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired;
2- Title of the position occupied, group and level and the period(s) in which you performed the functions (M-Y to M-Y);
3- Specific details of tasks or projects demonstrating how the experience was acquired (Situation/Challenge, Tasks, Action and Result).

Should your responses to the screening questions contain insufficient details to demonstrate that you meet the screening criteria, your application will not be given further consideration in this process. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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